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Huntington Lake Dam construction Fresno California
Date Created and/or Issued
ca 1912
Publication Information
Fresno County Library
Contributing Institution
San Joaquin Valley Library System
Photographs Selected from the Collections of the San Joaquin Valley Library System Member Libraries
Rights Information
This image is being made available for educational and research purposes only, under the “fair use” clause of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 § 107 U.S.C.) Further questions regarding the image or its use may be directed to the California History and Genealogy Room, Fresno County Public Library, 2420 Mariposa St., Fresno, CA 93721-2285; (559) 488-3195, press #3, then #5.
Picture of the dam construction on the Big Creek-San Joaquin River hydroelectric development on the western side of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range. The card is postmarked at Big Creek, California on 31 November 1912 meaning this is probably one of the three dams constructed between 1911 and 1913 to create the Huntington Lake Reservoir, the first reservoir built as part of the "Initial Development." The elaborate wooden trestlework was needed to hoist the mixed concrete and chute it down onto the work face.
1 Photographic print :b&w ;9 x 14 cm.
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